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Frederick Alton Jewell (Composer)

Born: 28th May 1875, Worthington, Indiana, United States

Died: 11th February 1936, Worthington, Indiana, United States

Nationality: American

Frederick Alton Jewell was a prolific musical composer who wrote over 100 marches and screamers, including:

"Battle Royal" (1909) "Floto's Triumph" (1906) "Quality Plus" (1913) "The Outlook" (1913) "E Pluribus Unum" (1917) "Supreme Triumph" (1920) "The Screamer" (1921) "The Old Circus Band" (1923)

At the age of 16, Jewell ran away from home and joined the Gentry Bros. Dog & Pony Show as a euphonium player. He also played the calliope.

After making excellent impressions with successful circus officials, Jewell rose through the ranks. He eventually landed himself as the leader of the Ringling Bros.